Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas is one of the best young players in the men’s tennis world. Besides, he holds several records on his name. But, the 22-years-old has been struggling with injuries in recent days. Consequently, he stepped down in the ATP ranking list as well. However, the world number six admits he is now one step closer to recovery from injury.
Tsitsipas will now play at the ATP Finals to defend his title, but he handed in a tough draw this year as well. Greek will be competing with 20-times Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, the last year final opponent Dominic Thiem, and this season’s best performer Andrey Rublev in the group stage matches.
Stefanos Tsitsipas was asked about his fitness level ahead of ATP Finals 2020, he said, “I was struggling with it for a long time now, since Rome, I was playing with that injury, and I was not quite sure if it’s the right thing to do to keep playing but, I proved that the mind could do anything if you set a goal and you want to pursue it.”
2020 French Open semifinalist also explained he stayed for a week in Paris for his leg injury treatment and recovery. He added, “I’m very close to 100 percent. I’m happy that I’m able to move more freely and less conscious of my pain, so it’s positive feedback and a positive thing to have.”
“He(Dominic Thiem) Has Inspired Me A Lot”: Stefanos Tsitsipas
Tsitsipas will now face world number three Dominic Thiem in his opening match on 15th November, which is beginning date of the O2 event.
Speaking about Thiem clash, Stef expressed, “We are good friends. He has inspired me a lot, and it is fun to see him on the court.” In the head to head record, Dominic Thiem leads Stefanos Tsitsipas 4-3.